Project Description

Microgenics Cranberry 25,000 Complex 60 Capsules

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common form of infection, accounting for nearly 25% of all infections. It is estimated that UTIs affect 150 million people each year worldwide. In the US, they account for 1% of all GP visits1.

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Urinary tract infections are approximately 50 times more common in women than in men. It is estimated that nearly 33% of women has a urinary tract infection before they are 24 years old, and that 50% experiences at least one UTI during their lifetime2.

This is primarily because in men, the urethra is about 8 inches (20 cm) long, while in women, it is only about 1.5 inches (4 cm) long. With a shorter route to travel, it is easier for bacteria to reach the bladder in women than it is in men. In addition to this, the site where the urinary tract exits the body in women is located very close to the anus, which is a common source of bacteria. Therefore, bacteria can easily migrate across the perineum (the narrow band of flesh between the anus and the vagina) to the urethra. This is not the case in men. In the elderly there is no difference in urinary tract infection rates between men and women. In this age group, urinary tract infections are usually caused by other
conditions such as incomplete bladder emptying or incontinence.

Unfortunately, UTIs have become increasingly resistant to first-line antibiotic therapy; but the good news is that Mircogenics Cranberry 25,000 Complex may bring relief.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION
Cranberry supports urinary tract health and function

The use of cranberries for the treatment of UTIs dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when German chemists discovered that consumption of cranberries produced an acid that inhibited bacterial growth in the urine8. In modern times, several clinical trials have confirmed that cranberry inhibits the adhesion of bacteria to the mucous membranes of the bladder, and thus can help reduce the symptoms of UTIs3.

Cranberry can not only reduce the symptoms of a UTI, but research has also shown that it can help decrease the number of UTIs over a 12-month period, particularly for women with recurrent UTIs4.

It has been suggested that cranberry supplements may be a cheap and welltolerated option for recurrent UTIs, with less risk on antibiotic resistance5. Additionally, cranberry may also help mask urinary odours associated with an overactive bladder.

Vitamin C supports immune system health
Vitamin C is included to support immune function during a urinary tract infection.

SUMMARISED
▪ UTIs are becoming increasingly resistant to first-line antibiotic therapy
▪ Cranberry can help reduce the symptoms of a UTI
▪ Cranberry can help reduce the frequency of outbreaks of a UTI, especially in women

PRODUCT BENEFITS
▪ High strength cranberry
▪ Capsule for better absorption

APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Cranberry 25,000 Complex contains Cranberry which is traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to maintain urinary tract health and function. It also contains Vitamin C which supports healthy immune system function and wound healing.
üüCranberry is traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to
support urinary tract health and function

INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) extracts
Equiv. to fresh fruit 25g (25,000mg)
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 100mg

CONTAINS NO ADDED
Wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.

STORAGE INFORMATION
Store below 30°C, away from children. Take in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.